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Robin's Hood
rating:2.3

Robin's Hood

2003Runtime:0 minutes
After being fired for her caring approach with clients, disenchanted social worker Robin (Khahtee V. Turner) is at a loss as to how to help her impoverished neighborhood, but everything changes when she meets butch lesbian Brooklyn (Clody Cates), a mechanic who moonlights as a thief. In this hip-hop update on the classic Robin Hood fable, sparks fly between the two women, and soon, they hatch a plan to bring relief to their inner-city community.

Directed by:

  • Sara Millman
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Men with Guns
    rating:2.3

    Men with Guns

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Kari Skogland helms this crime drama, a variation on the themes presented in John Sayles's same-titled film. When losers and pseudo-criminals Eddie (Donal Logue) and Richard (Gregory Sporleder) are sent to collect a debt at a remote farm, the baddies they encounter there prove insurmountable, sending the pair away beaten and humiliated. Undaunted, the two soon return with guns in hand … and things quickly go from bad to worse!

    Directed by:

  • Kari Skogland
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Half-Life
    rating:2.3

    Half-Life

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Growing up is tough for Timothy (Alexander Agate) and Pamela (Sanoe Lake). Global catastrophes abound and their self-destructive mother (Julia Nickson-Soul) stays with a manipulative boyfriend who doesn't love her. Fortunately, their active imaginations help them cope. Combining live action and animated flights of fancy, Jennifer Phang wrote and directed this dreamlike official selection of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

    Directed by:

  • Jennifer Phang
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances
    rating:2.3

    El Superstar: The Unlikely Rise of Juan Frances

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Orphaned as an infant, Juan Frances (Spencer John French) is a talented ranchera singer, but he faces a hurdle in his attempt to succeed as a Latin music performer: He's a chubby, red-headed 33-year-old who grew up in a Hispanic home but looks like an Ohio farm boy. As Juan struggles to make ends meet by working eight jobs, his girlfriend (Maria Esquivel) and lizard-smooth promoter (David Franco) plot an aggressive image change for Juan.

    Directed by:

  • Amy French
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Off the Chain
    rating:2.3

    Off the Chain

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    What's a surefire cure for a lazy husband? One angry wife feels that murder might be the best remedy. Unfortunately for her, she hires a cop to pull the trigger, and the media soon has a field day with a story that just gets better and better. It seems her shiftless hubby wants his wife (who's now behind bars) to give him a second chance and prove that love is better the second time around.

    Directed by:

  • Diane Jacques
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Cinemad: Almanac 2009
    rating:2.3

    Cinemad: Almanac 2009

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Presented by Cinemad magazine, this collection of unusual experimental short films features works by such avant-garde and underground artists as Stephanie Barber, Bruce Conner, Sam Green, Bill Morrison, Jennifer Reeves and Deborah Stratman. Currated by Cinemad creator Mike Plante, this program offers viewers completely original visions of the world that flabbergast, entertain and ultimately defy categorization.

    Directed by:

  • Animal Charm
  • Cam Archer
  • Stephanie Barber
  • Bruce Conner
  • Kevin Everson
  • James Fotopoulos
  • Sam Green
  • Jake Mahaffy
  • Bill Morrison
  • Leighton Pierce
  • Deborah Stratman
  • Jennifer Reeves
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    One Way to Valhalla
    rating:2.3

    One Way to Valhalla

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    After blue-collar Bo Durant falls off his daughter's bicycle and suffers a head injury, his family becomes alarmed at his increasingly erratic behavior. Has Bo lost his mind or undergone a mystical spiritual awakening?

    Directed by:

  • Karen Goodman
  • rating:2.3 2.3 Average Rating

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    Equinox Knocks
    rating:2.2

    Equinox Knocks

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    It's the witching hour when 17-year-old Allie Black (Katherine James) plots revenge on her philandering boyfriend after catching him in the arms of her archrival, Lynette. Unfortunately, Allie's wishes collide with the autumnal equinox, and she becomes … a &NFi;he&NFi_;! Only Allie's best friend, Courtney (Debra Cassidy), has the power to reverse the process -- if she can remember the right incantation, that is!

    Directed by:

  • Francine Rzeznik
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    Short: International Release #2
    rating:2.2

    Short: International Release #2

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Aficionados of short films will relish the award-winning, cosmopolitan flicks contained in Warner Bros.' "Short Cinema Journal" series. The DVDs group the movies by category -- in this case, animation, music, interview, fiction and documentary. Volume 2 titles include "Kite," "Gorky's Zygotic Mynci," "Irish Actors: Brosnan and Byrne," "Kaal," "Gabriel," "Jane Campion and the Portrait of a Lady" and "First Person Singular: I.M. Pei."

    Directed by:

  • Jane Campion
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    Jupiter Landing
    rating:2.2

    Jupiter Landing

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    When six reclusive tenants of a rundown apartment building called Jupiter Landing receive a 30-day eviction notice, they're forced to buck their antisocial ways and band together. Nicki (Naomi West), the reluctant leader, struggles to organize and motivate her slacker neighbors into taking a stand. Joel Riet, Bryce Wagoner, Connie Young, Monique Lanier and Tod Huntington fill out the cast of this independent dark comedy.

    Directed by:

  • Stacy Dymalski
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    Mascara
    rating:2.2

    Mascara

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Three very different women (Ione Skye, Lumi Cavazos and Amanda De Cadanet) find that no amount of mascara can hide their hunger for passion or the pain of infidelity as they struggle to rediscover the value of their friendship at a time when their lives are in turmoil. But panic sets in as they approach their 30th birthdays and nothing in their lives is going according to plan.

    Directed by:

  • Linda Kandel
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    The Early Works of Cheryl Dunye
    rating:2.2

    The Early Works of Cheryl Dunye

    1990Runtime:0 minutes
    The endearing, provocative wit of filmmaker Cheryl Dunye is on full display in this collection of early works that preceded her breakout first feature, Watermelon Woman. The short films featured here -- the lesbian dating odyssey "Greetings from America," "The Potluck and the Passion," "An Untitled Portrait," "Vanilla Sex," "She Don't Fade" and "Janine" -- uniquely blend narrative and documentary techniques with entertaining results.

    Directed by:

  • Cheryl Dunye
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    Blindness
    rating:2.2

    Blindness

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    As if their relationships weren't complicated enough, a woman (Vivian Wu), her husband (Chin Han) and her blind mother-in-law (Lisa Lu) are forced to trust and rely on each other when they're held hostage by a deranged madman (Joe Lando) overcome with bloodlust. With so much baggage among them, can the trio transcend their difficulties and save their necks from a gruesome end? Or do family ties truly bind so tight, they hurt worse than death?

    Directed by:

  • Anna Chi
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    Solitude
    rating:2.2

    Solitude

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    A woman finds herself caught in the middle of a twisted sibling rivalry in this indie drama from directors Pi Ware and Susan Kraker. Artist Soledad (Ronne Orenna) gets more than she bargained for when she and her partner, Hilary (Mary Thornton), make a pit stop at the home of Hilary's brother, Louis (Patrick Belton), during a road trip. Hilary and Louis soon start bickering and end up in an all-out war as they stir memories of their sordid past.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Kraker
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    Tokyo Cowboy
    rating:2.2

    Tokyo Cowboy

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Obsessed with living in the kind of Wild West depicted in his favorite movies, wannabe cowboy No Ogawa (Hiromoto Ida) quits his dead-end job in Tokyo and heads to Canada to meet his childhood pen pal, Kate (Christianne Hirt). Unfortunately for No, Kate has no intention of being his cowgirl, and soon, the endearing "Tokyo Cowboy" is forced to find his way alone on the dusty prairies of the Great White North.

    Directed by:

  • Kathy Garneau
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    How to Go Out on a Date in Queens
    rating:2.2

    How to Go Out on a Date in Queens

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Rob Estes, Kimberly Williams, Alison Eastwood, Esai Morales, Ron Perlman and Jason Alexander co-star in this quirky romantic comedy that explores the relationships of several patrons of a popular eatery. A "dating expert" persuades a widower to get back in the game; the restaurant's manager finds out her boyfriend is gambling with their life savings; and a bookie tells his mistress he's being hunted by the Russian Mafia.

    Directed by:

  • Michelle Danner
  • rating:2.2 2.2 Average Rating

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    Now and Then
    rating:3.8

    Now and Then

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more. Lesli Linka Glatter directs; Gaby Hoffmann, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch and Christina Ricci co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Lesli Linka Glatter
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Now and Then (1995)
    A heartwarming movie about four childhood girlfriends who, in adulthood reunion, relive their experience of the life-changing summer of 1970, including a mystery death, divorce, standing up to the boys, first kiss, and the meaning of true friendship. Each explores her unique identity amidst family and friends. Beautifully directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
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